biffs to boxing open’s 2nd round
Vietnamese boxer Dinh Thi Phuong Thanh (left) delivers a sucker-punch to
Senanayake from Sri Lanka in the 60kg class of the Asian Women’s
Boxing Open in Ha Noi. Thanh won the match. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI — Viet Nam’s
finest tasted victory in the qualifying round of the Asian Cadet Boxing
Championships and Women’s Open Tournament.
Nguyen Thi Chien beat Hong
Kong’s Tse Hei Wah in the women’s 48kg category at Trinh Hoai Duc Sport Hall
Earlier, Dinh Thi Phuong
Thanh playing in the women’s 60kg class, booking a berth in the second round
after defeating Senanayake from Sri Lanka.
Hoang Thi Thom won her
first match against Abd Wahad of Singapore in the women’s 46kg pool.
Both Le Hong Nhung and Le
Thi Hang lost to rivals from India and Mongolia in 50kg and 52kg classes,
National member Lo Thi
Thuy Nam also failed to advance to the next round in her women’s 46kg category
after losing quickly to Hmangte from Indian while Ngo Thi Chung, boxing in the
women’s 64kg category, lost to Taiwan’s Hsin Chih.
On the men’s side,
Vietnamese Nguyen Manh Huy suffered a similar fate, losing to Kazakhstan in the
men’s 54kg class.
Nguyen Minh Hieu is
expected to defend his 57kg title won last year, alongside of his 24 Vietnamese
The tournament attracts
about 150 participants competing in 13 weight categories for boys age 15-17
along with a women’s division.
At the last tournament
held in Ha Noi, the host country could only secure fourth place with one gold
and four bronze medals. — VNS